Obamacare poll numbers crash


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Finding out what’s in it: New polls show that the more the public becomes familiar with Obamacare, the more they hate it.

Hey, what’s not to like? Obamacare gives you higher premiums, less availability of doctors, less insurance coverage, more bureaucracy, more paperwork, and — best of all! — increased government interference in your life.

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  • Chris Kirkendall

    Now that folks have really experienced it, ObamaCare is becoming increasingly unpopular, and so is the man it’s named for. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy ! !

  • Edward

    “Hey, what’s not to like? … best of all! — increased government interference in your life.”

    Gee, Robert, it is outright tyranny! What other tyrannical government in all of history has had the audacity to direct its citizens as to how to spend their own money?

    This is not a rhetorical question, I *really do* want to know.

    This is horrific, tyrannical behavior on the part of our government.

    And the government is not requiring us to spend small amounts of money, either; on average, health insurance costs a family (making the $46,000 average) $16,000, close to 35% of their total pre-tax income. Off the top. Such a family doesn’t pay that much in taxes (income, payroll, and property combined). Heaven forbid anyone actually gets sick and has to pay the mandatory co-pays and deductibles.

    No wonder so few people have signed up for Obamacare. No wonder there are some 45 million scofflaws without health insurance. No wonder there are still just as many uninsured Americans this year as last, now that each person *must* be covered, whether they buy it themselves or someone else buys it for them.

    Government intervention in our healthcare system has turned into a real cluster.

    Oh, poop. I got angry at this d*****d topic again and took it out on your sarcastic remark, Robert. Sorry.

  • “Oh, poop. I got angry at this d*****d topic again and took it out on your sarcastic remark, Robert. Sorry.”

    Don’t apologize. The whole point of my “sarcastic remark” was to generate exactly this kind of anger. Americans need to get angry about this governmental overreach. And the one thing they (or you) should never do is apologize for that anger. It is entirely justified.

  • If you voted for Obama, or, really any Democrat since the abortive Hillarycare, I’ve got two words: Told Ya.

  • Cotour

    Massive debt obligations created by the political class (both Democrat AND Republican) and the draining of the peoples financial resources by mandating further financial obligations equals one crucial thing to the big government Marxist / socialist true believers. CONTROL.

    Boiled down, all these health insurance mandates create is increased overall costs for it serviced by the now guaranteed cash flow sources and the obligation to pay for it and that burden causes responsible people to become yoked in what I consider a modern form of slavery.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Yep – when Conservatives were saying this is exactly what would happen, they were called “Liars” by the Regime. Well, as it turns out, THEY were the liars……

  • Edward

    Cotour wrote: “yoked in what I consider a modern form of slavery”

    At one time we were We the People. It said so as the first words to the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence complained bitterly of the tyranny that the American colonists lived under, even going so far as to specify that a people have the right and the duty to rise up against such a tyranny.

    “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government”

    So how did it turn into a tyranny in which the government, not We the People, are in control.

    My first question is an open question for anyone: “What other tyrannical government in all of history has had the audacity to direct its citizens as to how to spend their own money?”

    We have suddenly been changed from the free-est nation ever to exist on Earth to the brashest tyranny ever to exist on Earth.

    And all it seems to have taken was a few lies that made We the People hope for a change in our healthcare system.

  • mpthompson

    Chris, they weren’t just called liars. They were also called racist…

  • joe

    We are headed down a road to serfdom as told by F A Hayek, it has been a gradual road and one that the progressives have been pushing on for over a 110 years, unbridled power for the elites has always been their mission, they don’t like that many Americans can say no, they don’t like sharing a lifestyle that is only known for one country in all the rest of the world, they will reduce us to third world status and live in their luxury while we scrap for crumbs, they do not care about gdp or producing anything of value except that which they need, we are their pawns.

  • Jake

    Hey! Less is more!

    Americans are too busy spending that $2,000 per family savings on health care premiums to notice things like “higher premiums, less availability of doctors, less insurance coverage, more bureaucracy, more paperwork, and — best of all! — increased government interference in your life”.

  • Edward

    That was *so* badly phrased, please allow me to try again:
    We are a country that rejects tyranny, or once did. We the People prefer the ability to determine our own fates. Whether we succeed or fail hardly matters; it is the freedom that we enjoy.

    Yet, somehow, a terrible, radical tyranny has befallen us, a tyranny beyond any the world has ever seen, but We the People do little to regain our freedoms.

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